Cascade The Vine | Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Oregon, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.73%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"This Northwest Style Sour Ale is a blend of soured Triple, Blonde Quad and Golden ales that have been refermented with the fresh pressed juice of white wine grapes. The beer spent more than six months of lactic fermentation and aging in small oak barrels. 9.2% ABV" - Raccoon Lodge website

ABV seems to vary, between 8.33-9.73%

Added by msubulldog25 on 02-07-2009

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

The beer pours a light golden amber color with not much head at all. The smell is light with a tart sweetness to it. I am getting a wine note along with a light tartness. The taste is light and sour, but it's not a vinegar sourness. I am getting some wine along with a lemon juice like sourness. There is a slightly herbal funk in the finish. This is a nice sour and it hides the abv quite well.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.66/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks a lot to Ken for finding this on my wants and sharing.

The beer is light golden with a small white head. The aroma brings funk, stone fruits, yeast. Sour funk and apricots with a bit of a kick in the finish. Great feel with alcohol content well hidden. Light acetic finish. Pronounced apricots throughout. Very good.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 2.26.13
2011 Project

A - Pours a clear, light orange with a large, very fizzy off-white to yellow head that is gone almost instantly.

S - Acidic, pretty funky, lemony and citrus, white grapes.

T - Funky, sweet grape, almost orange like finish, vinous.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Less acidic and more funky. Time has improved this bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of chanokokoro
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml bottle placed in a lambic basket into a Cascade Brewing branded "sour glass," in essence a short stemmed tulip

Pours a slightly hazy shimmering gold topped with a fizzy bright white head that dissipates fairly quickly to form a foam ring that leaves hints of lacing here and there. Lactic sour, light oak, a touch of light citrus, a hint of spice, yeastiness, and white wine accents on the nose. Grapeskin, chardonnay, light clove, pleasant toasted oak, little to no funk-but big yeasty notes midpalate rounded out by some lightly sweet honey. Finishes dry and sour with more white wine and oak and some warming alcohol. Heavy medium body with gentle but effervescent carbonation, silky smooth. Another exceptionally complex sour from Cascade Brewing.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml corked and caged offering poured into a snifter. The brew appears a clear pale golden color with a thin white head that produces spotty lacing. A swirl revives a yellowish finger back to the surface.

The aroma opens with notes of white grape juice and funk. Some cheese, oak and wheat blend with a lemony tartness across the nose. A contrasting sweetness almost like vanilla is noted when swirled.

The flavor is tart and lemony. Some cheese, funk, oak and white grape juice blends in with a grainy wheat aspect that is dry and fresh. Overall the feel of this is like lemony sweet tart candy.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light amount of carbonation. It displays a mild tingle of alcohol character and warmth. Overall a unique wild that I thought was interesting and very easy drinking. I would get this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Reviewed from a 2oz taster at Cascade Brewing. Reviewed from notes. I wish I had more to review, this may not be as thorough as I might have liked.

A- Half-a-finger white head. Some ringed retention. Light golden color.

S- Light, yeasty, tart and cotton candy is present as well, which is kind of odd. Sweet and some peppery spices.

T- Vinous, like a white wine. Sweet and of course tart. Like a cherry flavored white Zinfandel.

M- Vinous yet light, doesn't bog down with syrupy qualities.

O- Good sour, smell is awesome.

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Cascade The Vine from Cascade Brewing / Raccoon Lodge & Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 895 ratings